Free St Augustine Fort Admission – National Park Week

Castillo de San Marcos Fort

Free St Augustine Fort Admission

The Castillo de San Marcos Fort: Free St Augustine Fort Admission for National Park Week. Offered on the two weekends around National Park Week in 2017: April 15, 16, 22 and 23, 2017.

About the Castillo: The Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. It is a large Spanish stone fortress built to protect and defend Spain’s claims in the New World. It’s a National Monument and, at over 315 years old, it’s the oldest structure in the entire city! At the fort visitors will find plenty to explore, from the numerous rooms that once housed soldiers and prisoners of every era, to the large interior courtyard and gun deck which offers a great view of the city.

Admission: FREE. Visitors must stop first at the ticket booth, where free tickets for admission will be available.

When: April 15, 16, 22, and 23, 2017. 8:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Last entry is at 4:45 p.m.

Where: Castillo de San Marcos located at 1 S. Castillo Drive St. Augustine, FL 32084. (Located right on the bayfront in historic downtown.)

Actitivies: Historic Weapons Demonstration – Rangers and volunteers demonstrate the weapons and relate the experiences of the colonial Spanish soldier of 1740s St. Augustine. Weekly Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM. Firing times are subject to change depending on weather conditions and staff availability.

Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast is just a straight shot down Cuna Street (3 tiny blocks) to the Castillo de San Marcos or as the locals call it, “The Fort.” Book directly HERE to stay with us.